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Opinion - Published on: Feb 13, 2014
LGBT pundits and protesters holding their own in a fight on many fronts
News - Published on: Feb 6, 2014
Olympics put Russia's anti-LGBT crackdown in the spotlight -- for now
Opinion - Published on: Jan 30, 2014
Counterstriking the plague of intolerance that roams beyond the borders includes action at home
News - Published on: Oct 31, 2013
Effort at HRC has volunteers pushing to get the vote out for Virginia's LGBT-friendly candidates
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 17, 2013
How a multimillion-dollar industry that seeks to ''cure'' gay people was brought to its knees
Feature Story - Published on: July 25, 2013
After a year of historic victories, HRC's Chad Griffin sets his sights on full equality
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 4, 2013
What Was & What's Next for the Marriage Equality Movement
Opinion - Published on: Mar 14, 2013
Video games don't need to follow an outdated sitcom model to tell LGBT stories when there are better places to draw inspiration
News - Published on: Dec 11, 2012
With Prop. 8 and DOMA heading for SCOTUS, historic hope mingles with quieter caution
News - Published on: Oct 18, 2012
Organization sees a chance to double gay representation on Capitol Hill, touts record endorsements nationwide
Dining - Published on: Oct 11, 2012
D.C.'s most-celebrated chefs support marriage equality
Video - Published on: Oct 9, 2012
Mayor of Newark and rising Democratic star connects LGBT rights to the ''spirit of common ancestry''
News - Published on: Oct 8, 2012
Range of speakers at D.C. soiree -- from Sally Field to Cory Booker -- stress importance of November votes
Video - Published on: Oct 7, 2012
''Brothers & Sisters'' star tells how her own gay son came out
Video - Published on: Oct 7, 2012
Screenwriter and producer delivers powerful speech at the annual D.C. fundraiser
News - Published on: Sept 11, 2012
LGBTA coalition asks some invited speakers not to appear at Family Research Council-American Family Association event
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 30, 2012
Meet Nick McCoy, the gay activist hoping to become the District's next rising political star
News - Published on: Aug 23, 2012
In the aftermath of the FRC shooting, debate surrounds ''hate group'' label
News - Published on: Aug 16, 2012
Southern Poverty Law Center counters that ''hate group'' label fully warranted
News - Published on: July 26, 2012
Outpouring of support for Nebraska woman brutally attacked in apparent hate crime, while Mayor Menino vows to block Chick-fil-A and Big Apple sees big money
News - Published on: June 21, 2012
Departing HRC, Joe Solmonese talks about the best of times, worst of times, and his advice for his successor
News - Published on: May 15, 2012
Los Angeles Police convey bomb threat to ''national gay rights organizations''
News - Published on: Apr 12, 2012
Donna Payne wins Woman of Excellence honor from National Action Network
News - Published on: Mar 29, 2012
Caleb Laieski lands post with Phoenix mayor's office, while Georgia high school student president sues over firing
News - Published on: Mar 5, 2012
As Chad Griffin prepares to take over at HRC in June, Metro Weekly takes a look back at his past three years on the national LGBT scene in his own words
News - Published on: Feb 9, 2012
HRC takes Occupy heat in New York, while AFA attacks Ellen
News - Published on: Dec 27, 2011
Next week, Iowa's GOP voters give the country its first contest of the 2012 primary campaign
Poll - Published on: Dec 21, 2011
Take our poll and then enter to win free movie passes!
News - Published on: Dec 8, 2011
Administration lays out commitment to support LGBT equality worldwide
News - Published on: Nov 10, 2011
LGBT advocacy organizations celebrate Election Day results
News - Published on: Oct 27, 2011
Senate committee fails to include either of two anti-bullying bills supported by LGBT advocates in education bill that proceeded through committee on Spirit Day
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 19, 2011
Paula Ettelbrick, 56, was a leading LGBT advocate who sought ''broader recognition'' of families and relationships
News - Published on: Oct 13, 2011
News Analysis: As voters look for candidates who share their moral sense, some new possibilities emerge for the way LGBT issues play in politics
News - Published on: Oct 6, 2011
At HRC Obama gives tough talk to GOP opponents, later tells ABC News he's ''still working'' on marriage equality
Video - Published on: Oct 3, 2011
Two questions for rugby star and LGBT ally about his support for the community
Video - Published on: Oct 3, 2011
Pop music legend visit DC to sing ''Time After Time'' and ''True Colors'' and answer questions
Video - Published on: Oct 3, 2011
US Representative and candidate for Senate celebrates LGBT accomplishments
Video - Published on: Oct 3, 2011
Sarah Jessica Parker introduces NYC Mayor to celebrates New York's gay marriage and progressive diversity
Video - Published on: Oct 3, 2011
The President spoke for the second time about LGBT issues and accomplishments at the Human Rights Campaign's annual fundraiser
Video - Published on: Oct 3, 2011
Interview with star of ABC's ''Modern Family'' TV show
Video - Published on: Oct 3, 2011
Singer discusses his support for gay marriage at Human Rights Campaign's annual event
News - Published on: Aug 18, 2011
Homeland Security announces implementation of changes that will enable some in same-sex relationships to avoid deportation
News - Published on: July 7, 2011
HRC lists Whitman-Walker Health as a ''leader'' in 2011 Healthcare Index
News - Published on: May 31, 2011
News Analysis: House defense bill vote shows how LGBT orgs' strategy leads House Dems to treat LGBT measures differently than GOP did
Feature Story - Published on: May 19, 2011
Ben Cohen taps rugby-warrior stardom to tackle homophobia
Feature Story - Published on: May 4, 2011
Before DOMA, there was another debate over marriage within the gay and lesbian community
News - Published on: Mar 23, 2011
Justice Department's ''historic document'' about anti-LGBT police discrimination signals new approach to investigations -- and to gender identity
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
Ricky Martin and Chely Wright coming out were two highlights in a year where celebrity merged with activism
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
Get Equal, HRC, GOProud, Log Cabin Republicans and more
News - Published on: Dec 16, 2010
DADT repeal gets new life with House and Senate standalone bills after Senate vote fails, but Marine Corps commandant strikes back with concerns about loss of life
Opinion - Published on: Dec 16, 2010
Resurgent Objectivism prompts a renewed rejection
News - Published on: Nov 18, 2010
Good indicators for DADT repeal after midterms quickly shot down
News - Published on: Nov 10, 2010
News Analysis: As the military, the Congress and the White House began discussing post-election prospects for DADT repeal, there were more questions and rumors than answers
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 10, 2010
The journey from ''David'' to ''Donna'' taught Donna Rose lessons about life that she's eager to share
Money - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
Career gurus advise on appropriate level of professional gaiety
News - Published on: Nov 4, 2010
In the wake of large House wins for the GOP and a slim Democratic majority in the Senate, LGBT voters, candidates and organizations face new questions and challenges
Video - Published on: Oct 10, 2010
Midler presents Pink with HRC's Ally for Equality Award
Video - Published on: Oct 10, 2010
The singer makes a surprise appearance at the national LGBT event
Video - Published on: Oct 10, 2010
Assistant to President Obama speaks at the LGBT organization's annual national dinner
Video - Published on: Oct 10, 2010
Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who play gay couple Cam and Mitch on ABC's comedy, talk with Metro Weekly before the HRC National Dinner
Video - Published on: Oct 10, 2010
Hollywood director of 'Precious' and 'Monster's Ball' accepts the organization's Visibility Award in DC
Video - Published on: Oct 10, 2010
The Oscar-winner presents Lee Daniels with HRC's Visibility Award
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
As established organizations face new perspectives and groups, LGBT advocacy is evolving despite setbacks and challenges
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 23, 2010
Riley Folds first found the inspiration to be out at work, and then a way to share it
News - Published on: Sept 21, 2010
Dems can't overcome GOP front on DADT repeal, though blame crosses party lines
News - Published on: Sept 8, 2010
News Analysis: As Republicans look to make gains in the midterm elections and Democrats play defense, few LGBT equality measures remain on the radar for action this year
News - Published on: Aug 3, 2010
Obama's ''safe schools'' head Kevin Jennings and GLSEN's founder spoke freely on Tuesday about the attacks against him and the constraints he feels in the administration
News - Published on: July 14, 2010
Pentagon DADT-repeal questionnaire raises questions of bias and participation from gay servicemembers
News - Published on: July 9, 2010
Defense Department spokesman defends DADT troop survey as unbiased, but cannot answer why it polls personnel on negative impact of potential repeal only rather than on negative impact of current policy
News - Published on: July 8, 2010
DADT survey prompts differing views from LGBT-advocacy organizations regarding confidentiality
Opinion - Published on: July 1, 2010
Navigating the marketing maze demands a dose of skepticism
News - Published on: June 15, 2010
Advisory panel finds ban on gay blood donors ''suboptimal,'' but the way forward to remove it remains unclear
News - Published on: June 2, 2010
White House steps in to move seemingly intractable stakeholders in the past week's pivotal ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' juncture
News - Published on: May 20, 2010
HHS advisory committee will tackle societal and economic not solely scientific issues relating to FDA ban on blood donation for men who have had sex with men
News - Published on: May 18, 2010
Anti-gay Indiana Rep. Mark Souder announces resignation following affair with staffer
Video - Published on: May 16, 2010
Metro Weekly honors activists and artists with the second annual Next Generation Awards
News - Published on: May 12, 2010
Pushing for DADT repeal, a group of gay and lesbian veterans meet with members of the Pentagon working group that is considering how to implement such a repeal
Opinion - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
A question as old as Stonewall returns in the months since Californians passed Proposition 8
News - Published on: Apr 27, 2010
Openly gay law professor Tobias Wolff writes of shared experiences in opposing Arizona's harsh new immigration enforcement law
News - Published on: Apr 26, 2010
News Analysis: 15 months after Obama entered the White House, many in the LGBT community are wondering when change will come
Video - Published on: Apr 13, 2010
''Real World'' castmember talks about his work with HRC, his bisexuality, coming out to his mother and the importance of PFLAG
News - Published on: Mar 19, 2010
Dan Choi and James Pietrangelo choose to face trial for charges stemming from White House protest against DADT
Video - Published on: Mar 19, 2010
Kathy Griffin headlines DADT-repeal rally as Dan Choi chains himself to White House fence to protest military policy of expelling gays and lesbians
News - Published on: Mar 18, 2010
Thursday's ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' repeal efforts go from Capitol Hill to incarceration, including an appearance by Kathy Griffin
Video - Published on: Mar 18, 2010
Bravo comedian speaks against ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' at DC rally
Video - Published on: Mar 9, 2010
Watch as the first couples to marry under the District's marriage equality law celebrate their love before a crowd of family, friends, supporters... and media
News - Published on: Feb 25, 2010
Senate Armed Services chairman Levin fears a vote on repealing DADT policy could fail
News - Published on: Jan 26, 2010
House committee hearing called by Rep. Baldwin hears testimony about Uganda's proposed ''Anti-Homosexuality Bill''
Spree - Published on: Jan 21, 2010
Quality goods to bring us closer to equality
Opinion - Published on: Jan 14, 2010
Amanda Simpson can help us all learn about trans issues
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 7, 2010
Real World's Mike Manning talks about God, government and going both ways
Events - Published on: Oct 8, 2009
Hair's Gavin Creel aims to usher in a new age of activism using the power of Broadway
News - Published on: July 18, 2009
Gay Iraqis who face escalating violence and deadly attacks are asking Washington for help
Family - Published on: May 21, 2009
Gay parents-in-waiting have many options for adoption and fostering
News - Published on: May 1, 2009
HRC plans interfaith event for justice and equality
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 5, 2009
A new president, a new Congress and increased public support means ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell'' is near the end. Right?
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 15, 2009
Barack Obama's inauguration excites GLBT leaders and activists with the possibility of change
News - Published on: Dec 18, 2008
Forum looks at advancing marriage equality in D.C.
News - Published on: Dec 11, 2008
GLBT Groups to hold inaugural ball at Mayflower Hotel
News - Published on: Dec 11, 2008
''Listen'' event mines young gay men's experiences around HIV
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
Barack Obama is headed to the White House, but California and other states turned back gay equality. What's next for the GLBT community?
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 13, 2008
We Won, We Lost. What's Next for 2009? (Online Extra)
News - Published on: Nov 6, 2008
Long presidential campaign offers emotional end for gay D.C.
Pride Guide - Published on: June 5, 2008
2008 Capital Pride
Spree - Published on: Feb 7, 2008
Nifty winter wear to fit your style
News - Published on: Jan 31, 2008
Clerk is pistol whipped during robbery
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 10, 2008
George Takei's Tales from Sulu to Stern
News - Published on: Nov 29, 2007
The Human Rights Campaign honors those discharged under ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''
News - Published on: Nov 1, 2007
'Out and Healthy' conference focuses on LGBT community health issues
News - Published on: Oct 11, 2007
Mark Shields brings Coming Out Day to the YouTubed masses
News - Published on: Oct 4, 2007
Washington Convention Center site of upcoming Award and Dinner, October 5 and 6
Pride Guide - Published on: June 4, 2007
Capital Pride 2007: Community Partners
Feature Story - Published on: Feb 15, 2007
Sheila Alexander-Reid's journey from lesbian nightlife to nonprofit
News - Published on: Feb 15, 2007
DC Police chief names Lt. Jova head of Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit; Unid@s advocates for Latino/a GLBTs; Cuc Vu named HRC's chief diversity officer
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 16, 2006
Leading HRC's charge
News - Published on: Feb 23, 2006
DC declaration of 'Robert L. York Jr. Day' honors a local GLBT leader
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 5, 2006
2005 Year in Review: Crytal Meth and super STDs were widely reported to have struck the gay community
Film - Published on: Dec 8, 2005
HRC screens much anticipated gay cowboy film
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 18, 2005
Elizabeth Birch returns to the public sphere with a new talk show and a mission: To make TV a welcoming space for gays and lesbians
TV - Published on: Aug 11, 2005
Thoughtful GLBT people craving something deeper than 'Queer Eye' should be heartened by the arrival of 'Birch & Co' on 'here!'
Feature Story - Published on: May 12, 2005
Joe Solmonese takes the helm at HRC
News - Published on: May 5, 2005
SLDN enlists Carol Moseley Braun and Deb Price for annual dinner
News - Published on: Feb 10, 2005
HRC holds second gathering of LGBT students from historically black colleges and universities
News - Published on: Dec 2, 2004
Cheryl Jacques resigns post as board cites 'difference in management philosophy' as reason for departure
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 18, 2004
National GLBT groups chart a second-term course
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 28, 2004
While the nation suffers White House fever, local gay politicos keep an eye close to home
Feature Story - Published on: July 1, 2004
HRC head Cheryl Jacques talks about defeating anti-gay Federal Marriage Amendment and electing John Kerry
News - Published on: Dec 18, 2003
Wayne Besen takes his campaign against ex-gay activism on the road with a new book
News - Published on: Nov 6, 2003
HRC Taps Cheryl Jacques to Take the Top Spot
News - Published on: Oct 16, 2003
The new headquarters of the Human Rights Campaign
News - Published on: June 5, 2003
With or Without a ‘Gay Agenda' Leaders Find Plenty of Common Ground
News - Published on: May 1, 2003
Will Sen. Santorum's Anti-Gay Remarks Put Him in the Lott Seat?
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 16, 2003
Is Cloning the Key to Gay Reproduction?